DJ CUPCAKE

former jock on ktru.org and
coogradio.com
recording studio manager
for sugarhill studios in houston, tx

music is art. music is science.

popculturebrain:

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

I’ve been a fan of a cappella music for over a decade and am not sure how this eluded me.

(Source: harrattanparhar)

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laurastudarus:

London Grammar are still a young band. Listen to their restrained music, comprised of delicate cobwebs of keys, guitar and Hannah Reid’s soprano slur, and it might be hard to believe that the band’s members (vocalist Reid, producer/drummer Dot Major and guitarist Dan Rothman) are still in their early 20s. Couple that with their debut album If You Wait’s complex themes of youthful awkwardness and the encroaching melancholy of adulthood, and it becomes dangerously tempting to trot out the cliché and label them “old souls.” (via FILTER Magazine - Exclusives - London Grammar: The Flickering Flames of Youth)

laurastudarus:

London Grammar are still a young band. Listen to their restrained music, comprised of delicate cobwebs of keys, guitar and Hannah Reid’s soprano slur, and it might be hard to believe that the band’s members (vocalist Reid, producer/drummer Dot Major and guitarist Dan Rothman) are still in their early 20s. Couple that with their debut album If You Wait’s complex themes of youthful awkwardness and the encroaching melancholy of adulthood, and it becomes dangerously tempting to trot out the cliché and label them “old souls.” (via FILTER Magazine - Exclusives - London Grammar: The Flickering Flames of Youth)

(via filtermagazine)

— 3 weeks ago with 86 notes
under-radar-mag:

The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley, is out to break hearts with “Strictly Reserved For You.” (via media | Under The Radar)

under-radar-mag:

The Screaming Eagle of Soul, Charles Bradley, is out to break hearts with “Strictly Reserved For You.” (via media | Under The Radar)

— 1 month ago with 16 notes

Iggy Azalea - Fancy ft. Charli XCX

(Source: ashleytisdae, via soffee)

— 1 month ago with 22400 notes
#iggy azalea  #charlie xcx  #fancy  #love it  #music 2014 

jkbwhatever:

"Rattlesnake" - St Vincent (live)

ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ahhhhh, ahhhhh

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How Brains See Music as Language →

cognitionmission:

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zahira-sirena:

rookiemag:

Wild Moccasins: Emergency Broadcast
"I had an epiphany one day. I was listening to Gwen Stefani’s song ‘What You Waiting For,’ and it spurred this epiphany that I was the one stopping myself from doing so much just because other people didn’t take me seriously." —Zahira Gutierrez, singer/songwriter/keyboard player for Wild MoccasinsWatch their new video, “Emergency Broadcast,” here.

I was so excited to do an interview with Rookie Mag :)

zahira-sirena:

rookiemag:

Wild Moccasins: Emergency Broadcast

"I had an epiphany one day. I was listening to Gwen Stefani’s song ‘What You Waiting For,’ and it spurred this epiphany that I was the one stopping myself from doing so much just because other people didn’t take me seriously." —Zahira Gutierrez, singer/songwriter/keyboard player for Wild Moccasins

Watch their new video, “Emergency Broadcast,” here.

I was so excited to do an interview with Rookie Mag :)

— 1 month ago with 93 notes
#omg look how fierce she is here  #you go girl  #music 2014 
kopter:

i said happy valentines day
// listen // 

kopter:

i said happy valentines day

// listen // 

(Source: thomples, via bound2014)

— 2 months ago with 194 notes
nprmusic:

PSA: Download every single De La Soul album this weekend for free. 
De La Soul on Fresh Air in 2005.

nprmusic:

PSA: Download every single De La Soul album this weekend for free

De La Soul on Fresh Air in 2005.

— 2 months ago with 549 notes

Paulette by Balla et ses Balladins

J. Cole sampled this song in Can’t Get Enough, but it straight up jams by itself.

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#j cole  #balla et ses balladins  #sample  #1980 

tulletulle:

With a Girl Like You - The Troggs

such good walking music

— 2 months ago with 212 notes